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MASS COMMUNICATIONS in the Department of Life Sciences Communication
Criteria for Satisfactory Progress

To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
PH.D.
Overall GPA
3.5
Other Grade Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Specific Courses
Yes
LSC 700 or equivalent course; graduate-level statistics course; graduate-level research methods course.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 65 credits is required.
Examination / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
  • A final oral examimation is required upon completion of the dissertation.
  • Candidates who started work without a master's degree should pass the preliminary examination by the end of the seventh semester and no later than the ninth semester.
  • Candidates beginning work with a master's degree should pass preliminary examinations by the end of the fifth semester and no later than the seventh semester.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Follow Graduate School policy
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
No
Advisor
Follow Graduate School policy
Review Policy
Yes
Graduate committee
Each semester